Toyota, the single largest automobile manufacturer around the globe, is moving fast to achieve the pinnacle in the future technologies like safety and alternative fuel. While they revealed their car of the future, the fuel cell powered Mirai, Toyota also introduced an assortment of safety systems for their future vehicles recently.
Toyota named the technologies as the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and will be introduced in the vehicles from next year. The basic aim of the TSS is to provide an affordable solution to resist collisions and will be available in two package options, namely TTS C package, which is the starting package and the more advanced TTS P package.
The base TSS C package will come with a camera and laser radar to resist any collision. The system is designed in such a manner that the system will alert the driver in case of any danger, and if there is no response from the driver, the system will automatically reduce the speed by 30kmph, applying the brake. An Automatic High Beam system will switch between high and low beams, depending on the oncoming vehicles and will also include a lane departure system.
While TTS C package is meant for the hatchbacks, the TSS P package will be offered in the mid-sized and high-end cars. The features will include all the systems from the TTS C package, plus a Radad Cruise Control and a pedestrian detection system too.
Apart from all the technologies mentioned, Toyota is also working on various other systems like a new vehicle-to-vehicle communications system, LED Array Adaptive High Beam headlight, which uses LEDs to create 'wider illumination without dazzling drivers of oncoming or preceding vehicles.'